Not a lot to report this week. We have more or less recovered from lots of hot weather and thoroughly enjoyed a couple of cool days. It won't last though as I see Saturday is forecast to be 38C (another century). We are still waiting on a decision about our airconditioner. Have had calls from three different sets of people and are now waiting for them to contact our repairer about repair or replacement. We may even have to wait for a second quote which will drag it on and on. I shouldn't complain as this is only an airconditioner and not a home that has been destroyed by fire or those damaged in floods. I feel so for all those people who have lost so much as well as the dreadful loss of life as well. Doubtless we will soon learn the final verdict and hopefully it is not going to cost us too much if a replacement is needed.
I am being very good and not drinking coffee or eating any type of chocolate and have also been off my anti-depressants for a week. I am drinking tea which apparently doesn't contain a lot of caffeine and may even stick to lemon barley cordial for a few days. Next Tuesday I will present myself for a blood test after fasting overnight. It seems quite a palaver but I guess it has to be done this way to get an accurate reading. I would like a final decision to find out if there is really a problem or not.
The AFL season has begun with the pre-season competition called the NAB Cup. Fremantle won their first game which was very pleasing but our big ruckman may perhaps not play in the first week of the home and away season because of 'rough play' where he knocked another player to the ground. It is not regarded as deliberate but bad enough to lose a week which is a shame right at the beginning of the season.
With the cooler weather I have been getting outside a little more and able to check on my frangipani and was delighted that two plants that flowered last year but seemed to be sleeping this year now have tiny buds so something to look forward to in the coming days. It is amazing how easily one can become hooked although so far I only have 8 plants; some people have dozens. Phil surprised me the other day, arriving home with a new one and one which I don't have. I think he is becoming as keen on these plants as me.
Hope you will forgive me for showing off a couple of my frangipani that flowered this year.